Welcome to Bakers Dozen! Each week we share with you what we’re reading, listening to, seeing and doing. While a lot of this stuff will be about or related to food, we also like to read about other goings-on in the world.  We’d love to know what you find interesting - let us know what you’re up to at


What’ll It Be For the New York Diner?

This is a really interesting, albeit sad, article by Adam Platt at Grubstreet about the decline, and possible ultimate demise of the New York diner.

Your Literary Idols and Their Wardrobes

A review by Vanessa Friedman at The New York Times of the book Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore by Terry Newman. Contrary to popular belief, authors don't always just throw on a bathrobe and slippers and get to work.

Airlines Redesigning Uniforms Find Out How Complicated It Is

Airline uniforms are getting a revamp, and it hasn't been easy. Martha C. White at The New York Times details the struggle of airlines and fashion designers to come up with uniforms that are both multi-functional and representative of the company.

How Global Food Prices Led to the Rise of Fast Food

Nick Rose at Munchies explains how the rise in food prices around the world have resulted in a major increase in fast food consumption outside of the US.

Surprising Things You Never Knew About Your Cat

An interview with Gary Weitzman, author of the new book How to Speak Cat, conducted by Carrie Arnold at National Geographic. Learn more about the fuzzy loafs you call family.

The Most Popular Buddhist Monk Cook - In Manhattan

Really cool read by Alexis Cheung at The New York Times about Jeong Kwan, a Buddhist nun an amazing Korean chef, and her recent trip to New York to cook dinner for sixty people at Le Bernardin. 

You Don’t Need Blue Apron To Teach You to Turn On Your Oven

Amanda Cohen is one of our favorite chefs, and she's written in the past for The New York Times. This time, she talks about her mixed feelings on Blue Apron.

Get Ready for Avocado Oreos



French Restaurant Week

From July 3rd-16th in New York and July 10th-23rd in Chicago, you can go to a vast array of French restaurants with discounted prix-fixe menus and pretend to be French!

Joan Cornellà: a New York Solo Exhibition

Joan Cornella is one of Rina's favorite artists, and he has a solo exhibit from July 14th-30th in New York. His stuff is super trippy, definitely worth a visit. Josée Bienvenu Gallery, 529 W 20th St.

The Broken English Pop-Up

Sign up for this seven-course Arabian feast, the first of what seems to be many, by Moeen Abzuaid. All details and purchase information can be found at the link above.

Hester Street Fair

The Hester Street Fair has quite a few activities this July, including an ice cream social on July 15th. Check out the link above for all of the awesome goings-on this summer.


The Best Brunch in NYC from Time Out

Summer in New York is the perfect opportunity to sit outside for a four hour brunch. Take the guessing out of your day and head to Time Out to peruse their extremely comprehensive list of the best brunches in New York.